MStar Hotel General Manager, Vanessa Couto, created an incentive for her staff to participate in the sixth annual clean-up Kitimat campaign.
On Friday, May 28, staff of the MStar hotel circulated around the Big Spruce Trailhead and picked up as much garbage as they could, for the clean-up campaign.
“I’m just happy that MStar was able to give back to the community throughout these trying times. Hopefully, other companies within the area will follow suit in the coming years,” Couto stated.
Hoping to get all staff members involved, Couto told her MStar employees they would be paid for their two-and-a-half hours of service.
Creating a little competition between employees, staff was also split into two teams and whichever team collected the most garbage won an additional four hours of pay per staff member on the team.
“It was a great incentive to get everyone involved and I’m grateful to work in an environment where everyone cares about the community around them,” MStar hotel staff member Katie Peacock said.
During the week of the clean-up campaign, the district waived the limit on the number of garbage cans/bags allowed to entice people to give that extra effort during their spring cleanings.